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Faculty Panel: Adventures in Teaching with Alternative Textbooks and OERs

Event Location: 
Alumni Gallery, William T Young Library

Event concludes at 4:40, with a reception until 5:10.

Join William T Young Library and CELT for a conversation with faculty who have successfully adopted alternative textbooks or other open educational resources for their courses as a result of Young Library's alternative textbook grant. While there is a clear consensus that students are increasingly burdened with rising textbook costs (among other rising college costs) and that instructors share common difficulties working with traditional textbooks, it can be difficult to locate, adapt, and combine open resources into a quality set for students, and to shift the course design and pedagogy to align with these new resources. Audience questions will be encouraged. The panel will cover topics such as:

  • why faculty decided to adopt an alternative textbook
  • how faculty located useful and quality alternative materials
  • how faculty adapted alternative textbooks and resources to align with their course
  • how faculty revised assignment/course design and pedagogy to align with the new materials
  • impacts on student learning, student responses, and lessons moving forward

Rethinking Presentation Slides Using Assertion-Evdence Structure

Event Location: 
Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, Room 209

Event concludes at 4:30 p.m.

This workshop encourages you to consider an alternative approach to slide design known as Assertion-Evidence Structure developed by Michael Alley at Penn State University. This technique eliminates bullets, minimizes text, and incorporates relevant graphics as a means of enhancing learning and retention. Summer break provides an opportunity to redesign presentation slides for the Fall semester.

This workshop is part of the New Faculty Teaching Academy series designed to provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. However, all instructional populations are welcomed to attend.

Register at: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efx1WhVKGj1GSc5

Rethinking Presentation Slides Using Assertion-Evidence Structure

Event Location: 
Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, Room 205

Event concludes at 4:00 p.m.

This workshop is part of the New Faculty Teaching Academy series designed to provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. However, all instructional populations are welcomed to attend.

This workshop encourages you to consider an alternative approach to slide design known as Assertion-Evidence Structure developed by Michael Alley at Penn State University. This technique eliminates bullets, minimizes text, and incorporates relevant graphics as a means of enhancing learning and retention. Summer break provides an opportunity to redesign presentation slides for the Fall semester.

Register at: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efx1WhVKGj1GSc5

Cheating: Curbing, Catching, and Consequences

Event Location: 
Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, Study Room 1 (second floor)

Event concludes at 3:00 p.m.

This workshop addresses the issue of academic dishonesty to include cheating on exams and plagiarizing papers. What strategies can be used to curb cheating from occurring and catching it when it does? How can we construct our courses to reduce the incentives for cheating? What is the UK policy for dealing with students suspected of cheating?

This workshop is part of the New Faculty Teaching Academy series designed to provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. However, all instructional populations are welcomed to attend.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Register at: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4GSB8A4Sce1bySh

Cheating: Curbing, Catching, and Consequences

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Event concludes at 4:30 p.m.

This workshop addresses the issue of academic dishonesty to include cheating on exams and plagiarizing papers. What strategies can be used to curb cheating from occurring and catching it when it does? How can we construct our courses to reduce the incentives for cheating? What is the UK policy for dealing with students suspected of cheating?

This workshop is part of the New Faculty Teaching Academy series designed to provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. However, all instructional populations are welcomed to attend.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register at: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4GSB8A4Sce1bySh

Promoting Cross-Disciplinary Self-Regulation

Event Location: 
Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, Study Room 1 (second floor)

Event Concludes at 4:00 p.m.

Although learning transfer (applying skills and knowledge to new learning contexts) is a crucial goal of higher education, it often does not occur. Self-regulated learning (SRL) is a well-established process by which individuals develop goals, select learning strategies, and monitor their performance. In this workshop, after introducing participants to learning transfer and SRL, we will use case studies to show how science and humanities instructors promote SRL. The group will identify transferable and discipline-specific SRL components and participants will design activities to foster transferable self-regulatory skills.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Graduate Student Workshop: Assessing Student Learning

Event Location: 
Study Room 1, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Event concludes at 6:15.

Is assessing student learning important? What information can be gained from assessment and what makes a good assessment tool? This workshop will engage participants in these questions and explore meaningful assessment design and techniques.

Register at https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_72F49dLLNWUn7tX

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